Month: April 2016

Work in Progress

The following is an unedited chapter to the book I’ve just started. THE UNFLESHED is nearly finished and should be out as soon as it is edited. In the meantime, I’ve been exercising my writing muscles and begun a new one. Hope you enjoy and as always, comments welcome!   All rights reserved © 2016 Lisa Vasquez…

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Authors and the Readers: The Bond

Authors have a very personal relationship with readers. It’s intimate in the way a love song can produce children whoare conceived to a verse drifting in and out between a couple lulled into a moment bursting with romance (okay-okay, usually angst filled and passionate). It can bring a person to rock bottom, or bring them…

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Amazon, let’s talk..

First of all let me explain something. Indie authors rely heavily on reviews.  Indie authors are also very close to their fans and readers, giving them access to themselves whereas traditional writers are more distant. Amazon offers support to “indie” authors that have a number of reads and reviews.  Why then, is Amazon penalizing indie…

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Houston…We have a problem

So as many of you have heard, and are probably sick of hearing (sorry) that Houston has become an island. Yes, we’re soaked and miserable. We’ve not seen the likes of this in many, many years. And by “We” I mean Houston, not me. I’m originally from Chicago. Where there’s some normal weather! haha! The…

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I Need A Moment..

Sometimes when you’re in the eye of the storm you see things around you so much clearer. There’s chaos floating around, debris tumbling in the wind like leaves in winter, and noise. So much noise. It’s deafening like the roar of a lion and it makes you freeze right where you’re standing. Once you’re in…

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Dress for the job you want

It’s a saying used in the corporate world, “Dress for the job you want”. But I think this is the dividing line between successful people, and not-so-successful people. Apply this saying to everything you do and you’ll reap the benefits. When you write, don’t write just to keep pumping out content. Write as if you’re…

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Cocoon

It’s time for these dark wings to breathe. I’ve spent 6 months behind the scenes helping authors with the new publishing house that I built (STITCHED SMILE PUBLICATIONS) and I’m so proud of it and everyone who has become SSP family. I’ve made some incredible friendships from it as well. My own writing has been…

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The First 90 Days

The first 90 days of any employment is the grace period. So they say.  It’s an opportunity for an employee to say, “this place is crackers” or for an employer to say, “you’re an idiot”. The first 90 days of the journey with Stitched Smile Publications, my brand new company, has been a complete dream.…

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